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Hi I'm Leland

I'm from western Washington. I've been called to serve in Baltimore, MA. Served as a police explorer for 3 years. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I've been a member of the Church for most of my life, I grew up in it starting at 4 and was baptized at 8. I am a high school graduate (2015) with my AA degree from community college. I served as a police explorer for 3 years and for the last 2 years I was a sergeant. I consider myself a casual gamer although I'm not very good according to my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

For most of my life I identified as a Mormon, but I never really lived my life understanding what that really meant. I never did anything bad in my life, I've lived by the standards, but for the most part I never really understood why. I didn't have a lot of interest in the truth and I never really knew why I was a part of it, I felt as though my parents dragged me to it. 4 years ago I was able to attend a young mens camp for Priests, and here is where I received my answer. I learned about what it means to be a Mormon, what it means to be a beloved son of Heavenly Father. I learned what my priesthood meant, and why I am a part of this church. With this, and the testimony building love from my friends and family, I've come to learn of the truth of this church. I've read the Book of Mormon and learned of its truth. I've gained the knowledge that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and Thomas S. Monson is a prophet on the Earth today. I know that Heavenly Father loves me, and sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die for us that we might gain salvation. I know these things are true, it makes me happy, and it's why I've chosen to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I've been a member of the church for most of my life. I've been a member for as long as I can remember, living around good examples in my ward. My testimony really grew when I was able to attend a young mens camp once a year for four years. I was a camper for my first two years, then a district leader where I worked with a few campers, and my last year o-zone. As an O-zone member I prepared this with 5 other young men, exercising our priesthood and building our faith through our works. I've also served as second counselor to my priests quorum, helping with preparing activities and doing my best to live by the priesthood. I've received my endowments and I've been called to serve a mission for 2 years in Baltimore.